Fianna Fail would abandon the developers if that become politically necessary. Politicians often disappoint their strongest supporters in fulfilling the political role of acting as brokers on behalf of the public in dealing with the various interest groups.Because FF are the builders party first and foremost.......these guys have funded FF and have also broken bread with them for years. Dunne was with Ahern in Washington, McNamara is a former FF Councillor, Gannon has been an FF supporter for years as has Seamus Ross.
FF aren't gonna allow their good mates go broke....and if that means pulling a massive stroke on the general populace then so be it.
We have Scoliosis wards (the only ones in the country btw) about to close down in Crumlin Hospital for lack of funding but hey, who the f!ck cares about that!! As long as the builders are ok and property prices are kept artificially high, and the taxpayer is bled dry....sure as Mansergh said
"You should have respect for your betters!"
And hey, 41% of the public were happy to vote FF last time out, so you reap what you sow.